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Youth Wellbeing Discipline Lead - Youth Prevention and Recovery Care


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The Youth Wellbeing Discipline Lead will provide leadership and management, regarding the recruiting, developing, maintaining and sustaining of the community mental health practitioner workforce within the Orygen Youth Prevention and Recovery Care (YPARC) centre.

As the Youth Wellbeing Discipline Lead, you will:

  • Lead and manage services to young people, families and/or carers through Recovery-Oriented Practice and related guidelines to ensure individually tailored services for young people and their family and carers is provided to the highest standard
  • Work collaboratively with clinical services in understanding and managing risks for young people
  • Lead the community mental health workforce team through engaging staff, setting clear direction and performance expectations
  • Foster workforce development through supervision, engagement, training and day to day service operations

What you’ll need

You are passionate, energetic and determined to make a difference to health and wellbeing outcomes for young people. In addition, you will bring:

  • Approved tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (such as psychology, social work, occupational therapy or psychiatric nursing) and full AHPRA registration or eligibility for registration with AASW
  • Experience in the management of multidisciplinary teams and youth mental health services
  • Knowledge of substance use and other health and social problems faced by young people and the indicated evidence-based treatment/support options
  • The ability to utilise clinical judgment and raise clinical and operational issues of concern and implement risk mitigation strategies as required

What you’ll get in return

  • Between $91,000 - $97,000 commensurate with skills and experience + 10% super + salary packaging up to $15,900
  • Opportunity to be employed by Melbourne Health or Orygen
  • Ability to purchase additional leave; access to EAP; generous Parental Leave Scheme
  • Flexible work to suit your lifestyle and access to policies and tools that support this
  • Opportunity to contribute to service design and growth within youth mental health services
  • Provider and further develop your leadership and skills with Orygen and be part of leading the revolution in youth mental health

Orygen – leading the revolution

Imagine a future with unlimited potential. A future where every young person enjoys optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood. At Orygen, this is our life’s work, because we passionately believe it’s what all young people deserve.

Every step of the way, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do. Always. Through world-leading research that creates change. Through pioneering reform that delivers real-world practical solutions.

At Orygen, that’s the future we’re creating right now. To do it, we have revolution in mind.

Join the revolution

If you’re keen to join Orygen and be part of our team challenging the status quo and reshaping the future for young people, apply now.

To view additional information and review position description please follow this link.

This is a part-time or full-time (0.8-1.0 FTE, 1.0 preferred) ongoing position.

You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible. Orygen may close the advertisement before the closing date. 

Orygen is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We strive to continue to build a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our commitment to First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

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